Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Hastings, NE

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FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HASTINGS NE
902 PM CDT SAT MAY 23 2015

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DAWSON NE-
902 PM CDT SAT MAY 23 2015

...A FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1015 AM CDT WEDNESDAY FOR
SOUTHWESTERN DAWSON COUNTY...

MINOR FLOODING WILL CONTINUE ALONG THE PLATTE RIVER ACROSS A LARGE
SECTION OF DAWSON COUNTY THROUGH MUCH OF THE UPCOMING WEEK. A FLOOD
WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL WEDNESDAY FOR AREAS ADJACENT TO THE
RIVER WHICH MAY BE IMPACTED BY THE HIGH WATER.

AT COZAD...THE GAGE READING SATURDAY EVENING WAS 6.3 FEET...OR JUST
BELOW FLOOD STAGE. THE RIVER IS FORECAST TO REMAIN JUST BELOW FLOOD
STAGE THROUGH THE END OF THE MONTH...BUT STILL REMAIN ABOVE 6 FEET.
THEREFORE...ANY RETREAT OF WATER IN FLOODED AREAS WILL BE A VERY
SLOW...ARDUOUS PROCESS.

WHILE RIVER LEVELS ARE DROPPING SOME...FLOODING ALONG LOW LYING
AREAS NEAR THE RIVER WILL LIKELY CONTINUE THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF NEXT
WEEK. THOSE WITH PROPERTY INTERESTS ALONG THE RIVER SHOULD TAKE
MEASURES TO PROTECT THEIR INVESTMENT.

THESE FORECASTS ARE BASED LARGELY ON WATER ALREADY IN THE PLATTE
RIVER BASIN. ADDITIONAL RAINFALL IN THE BASIN WILL RESULT IN CHANGES
TO ANTICIPATED STAGES AND TIMING OF CRESTS OR FALLS. ALWAYS CHECK
RIVER STAGES AND FORECASTS DAILY AT A MINIMUM TO REMAIN INFORMED OF
THE SITUATION.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. NEVER DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO
AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. FLOOD WATERS ARE USUALLY
DEEPER THAN THEY APPEAR. JUST ONE FOOT OF FLOWING WATER IS POWERFUL
ENOUGH TO SWEEP VEHICLES OFF THE ROAD. WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED
ROADS MAKE THE SMART CHOICE...TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN.

&&

LAT...LON 4072 9964 4068 9964 4085 10009 4092 10022
      4096 10022

$$

BRYANT



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